for Veterans and the Public
Eat regular, balanced meals - Hepatitis C for Patients
Eating regularly means eating at least 3 meals a day. One way to keep your energy level up is to eat small meals or snacks at least every 3 to 4 hours.
If you are currently on hepatitis C treatment, eating often also can help prevent nausea, which is sometimes a side effect of the medicine.
Balanced meals include a variety of foods from all 4 food groups:
- Whole-grain breads, cereals, and grains
- Vegetables and fruits
- Dairy products
- Meats, fish, dried beans, soy, nuts, and eggs
Each of these food groups gives you important nutrients.